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Top 10 Reasons Why Flipping the Classroom Can Change Education



June 2014 | 192 pages | Corwin

The guide school leaders need to reap the rewards of education’s most exciting new trend. 

Flipping classrooms—using class time for hands-on learning and "off loading" the lecture portion of lessons to teacher-created videos or other technology presentations assigned as homework—is taking schools by storm. But like all hot trends, it is important to apply this innovation intelligently, especially at the system-wide level. 

This book makes a persuasive case to leaders for the potential benefits of flipping. Backed by powerful data and compelling anecdotes, this book covers:

  •  Data on positive student outcomes in terms of achievement and motivation
  • How flipping gives teachers more time to work with students one-on-one and encourage peer learning  
  • Ways flipping can benefit teacher learning and collaboration
  • Why flipping encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning 
  • How flipping engages students in 21st century skills
  • Ways flipping is budget and resource-friendly 


With this book, you can take a major step towards the future of education, utilizing technology and advanced understanding of how students learn best. 

"Flipped classrooms empower teachers to engage students in deeper learning. This book gives readers ten reasons for joining forces to make this possibility a reality."
—Tom Carroll, President
National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future

"I highly recommend this book for any educator interested in flipping the classroom to reinvent the learning process. The stories show how flipping is energizing teachers and students—with powerful results!"
—Lisa Schmucki, Founder and CEO
edweb.net


 
Preface
Why a Book on Flipped Classrooms?

 
How This Book Is Different

 
Who Can Benefit From This Book?

 
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
What Is Flipping Anyway?

 
How Do Teachers Create Flipped Lessons?

 
How Different Is Flipping?

 
The Flipping Mindset

 
A Brief History of Flipping

 
How Common Are Flipped Classrooms?

 
Will Flipping Exacerbate the Digital Divide?

 
Why Is Flipping Catching Fire? Read On!

 
 
Chapter 1. Flipping Maximizes Time for Active Learning
Lecturing: The Oldest Form of Teaching

 
Moving Instruction From Group Time Into the Individual Learning Space

 
What Does Maximizing the Use of Class Time Look Like in Flipped Classrooms?

 
Caveats

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 2. Flipping Facilitates Differentiated Instruction
Working With Each Student Every Day

 
Flipping and Mastery Learning

 
Caveats

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 3. Flipping Is Grounded in Learning Theory
What's Wrong With Lecturing?

 
What Makes Flipping Instruction Different?

 
Building Flipping on a Strong Learning Foundation

 
How Do People Learn?

 
Inquiry or Challenge-Based Learning

 
Other Key Elements From Cognitive Science Research

 
Additional Areas for Research

 
Caveats

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 4. Flipping Effectiveness Data Show Promise
The Power of Data

 
More to Learn

 
Caveats

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 5. Flipping Benefits Teachers Too
A Tradition of Solo Practice

 
Where Does Flipped Teaching Fit in?

 
Co-Flipping: Taking Flipped Team Teaching Beyond the School Walls

 
Teacher Learning: Embedded and Flipped Professional Development

 
Are Teachers Ready to Use Technology for Flipping?

 
Caveats

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 6. Students Like Flipping
Use of Technology Is Not Just Cool, It's Expected

 
Self-Pacing Brings Independence to Learners

 
Rewinding the Teacher

 
More Student Engagement = Fewer Disciplinary Problems

 
More Time With Teachers

 
Not All Students Want to Adjust to a New Teaching Style

 
Caveats

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 7. Flipping Brings the Classroom to Parents
Parents' Views of Classrooms: Memories of Bygone Days

 
Preparing Parents for Flipping

 
Caveats

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 8. Flipping Makes Effective Use of Resources
The Push/Pull of Technology Innovation and Implementation

 
Technology Adoption in K-12 Education

 
Digital Readiness

 
But the More We Have, the More We Want

 
Where's the Money to Pay for All This?

 
Caveats

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 9. Flipping Builds 21st Century Skills
First Century Skills Is More Like It

 
Workforce Success and School Skills

 
Where Does Flipping Fit in?

 
Supporting Bloom With Technology

 
Caveats

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 10. Flipping the Future
How Might Flipped Classrooms Impact Education?

 
What Might Other Benefits Be?

 
What Could Be the Downsides?

 
What Might Prevent Flipping From Gaining Traction in K-12 Classrooms?

 
Flipped Classrooms: Lasting Impact or Passing Fad?

 
Final Thoughts: Can We Flip the Future?

 
 
Appendix: Educators' Q&A on Flipped Classrooms
 
References
 
Index

"This great book provides the background, reasons, and advantages of flipping. It is the perfect book for someone trying to decide whether or not to get their feet wet.  It also offers resources for further in-depth study and collaboration."

Alexis Ludewig, Supervisor of Student Teachers
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

"Flipped classrooms empower teachers to engage students in deeper learning. This book gives readers ten reasons for joining forces to make this possibility a reality."

Tom Carroll, President
National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF)

"This book addresses some of the basic inadequacies in our traditional educational practice. It provides an innovative and thoughtful alternative to the all too prevalent non-student centered approach that has dominated education for too long."

Robert Barkley, Jr., Retired Executive Director
Ohio Education Association

"I highly recommend this book for any educator interested in flipping the classroom to reinvent the learning process.  The stories show how flipping is energizing teachers and students – with powerful results!"

Lisa Schmucki, Founder and CEO
edweb.net

"This is an interesting text written in a conversational tone by an author who is knowledgeable about technology and enthusiastic about the potential of flipping as a technique to alter teaching and learning. Well-written case studies from various classrooms provide insight into what flipping means as a part of instruction."

Dr. Allen D. Glenn, Retired Professor and Dean Emeritus
College of Education, University of Washington
Key features
  • mini cases that tell a story, illustrating the chapter themes
  • tables, figures, and charts to illustrate concepts (e.g. data on academic impact)
  • limited number of screen shots
  • links to websites
  • annotated bibliography
  • glossary

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Introduction


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